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Charlotte Square Fof puts on vest

Investment boutique Charlotte Square has launched a fund of funds that invests only in portfolios in which the manager has placed substantial amount of his or her own money. The vested interest performance fund invests in around 10 unit trusts, Oeics and hedge funds in which the manager has placed a seven figure sum. Scottish Life International, which is marketing the fund, is hosting IFA seminars at football grounds across the UK over the coming weeks.


80% of loan advisers set to quit before regulation

Eighty per cent of IFAs and mortgage brokers are considering leaving or will leave the mortgage market when regulation starts in October, according to a survey carried out by mortgage intermediary firm Cartel. Chief executive Carl Wright says he expects the volume of mortgage transactions in the UK to fall over the next 12 months […]

Unum first to lift HIV exclusion

UnumProvident is removing the HIV/Aids exclusion on group income protection policies in a move it claims will make it unique in the marketplace. All new quotations will automatically include HIV/Aids cover while existing policyholders will have the cover included at their next rate review. The exclusion can only currently be lifted if clients pay an […]

£14m injection for BBNFS liabilities

Berkeley Berry Birch has been forced to pump £14m into Berry Birch & Noble Financial Services to meet its misselling liabilities. BBB chairman and chief executive Cliff Lockyer says an agreement had been reached with the FSA to cover any pension review liabilities – which reached £8.4m in total – in the reverse takeover of […]

Chelsea the next target for Money Portal

Discount broker Chelsea Financial Services is likely to be among the next acquisition targets for fast-growing fund distributor The Money Portal once it secures a further tranche of funding. TMP, which last year acquired Willis Owen, HCF, the Isa and With-Profits Bond Shops and Bates Investment Services, has a wish-list of nine firms. The list […]

Rayner Spencer Mills: Why we rate the Artemis Global Growth Fund

Ken Rayner and Graham O’Neill from RSM explain why they rate the fund, its investment process and how it can be used in a portfolio. The Artemis Global Growth Fund became a RSM ‘rated’ fund earlier this year. In this video, Ken Rayner and Graham O’Neill explain the fund’s investment approach, why they rate it, […]


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